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Guide to Mitchell County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Mitchell County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1861
County Seat Bakersville
Courthouse
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Mitchell County is located in the far Western portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Tennessee. It was named for University of North Carolina professor Elisha Mitchell, who died exploring the famous mountain peak in western North Carolina that now bears his name (Mount Mitchell)[1].

Mitchell County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1861 1913 1912 1789 1861 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.


Mitchell County Courthouse
Crimson Laurel Way Admin Bldg
P O Box 82
Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: 828-688-2139

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and probate records from 1861
and Court records from 1912 Regiser of Deeds has marriage and land records [3]  

Register of Deeds
6 Crimson Laurel Circle, Ste. 4
Bakersville, NC 28705
Telephone: 828-688-2139
Fax: 828-688-3666
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
328 Longview Drive
Bakersville, NC 28705
Telephone: (828) 688-5100

History[edit | edit source]


Parent County[edit | edit source]

1861--Mitchell County was created 16 February 1861 from Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell,Burke, and McDowell Counties.
County seat: Bakersville [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1907--Several records believed to have been destroyed during move into new courthouse.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Mitchell County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church[edit | edit source]

County Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Mitchell County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Mitchell County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company B
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Microfilmed Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

Toe Valley Genealogical Society
491 Beaver Creek Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
website

Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Mitchell
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mitchell County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mitchell County, North Carolina. Page 511 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.